Stacy recalls a case that has stuck with her. Her client, Elaine, has lived in her family home her whole adult life. When entering the probate process, Stacy helped Elaine contact her seven siblings to secure the shares in the property. Elaine was nervous about reaching out to her estranged brother, whom she had not spoken to for years.
When Stacy got a hold of him, to her surprise, he was immediately supportive of the process, saying that Elaine should have the house because she took care of it for so many years. “To me that was really special,” Stacy said. “Not only did I help this woman get her home, but in the process, I was able to bring the family together.”
Just as every family is unique, so is every VIP homeownership case. “You’re dealing with something really personal, people’s homes. These aren’t just investment properties. This is where people have lived their entire lives, passed down from generation to generation, nobody wants to lose that. I certainly understand that as someone who has had that blessing from my community, and who wants to stay in this community. And that’s what these people want to do, they want to stay in their homes. They want to stay in Philadelphia.”